Reviews

  • A remarkably accomplished, polished debut.

    Malorie Blackman
  • The issues and subjects it takes on are big ... All are explored with great intelligence and sensitivity ... Zayyan's writing finds the lightness and fluency of a much more experienced novelist ... It is an epic novel in terms of historical, geographic, and cultural scope. It has much to recommend it: the tone, the structure, the ambition, and the clarity that enables the story to cover so much ground without ever becoming confused or lost during its 360-pages.

    BBC News
  • This moving tale of love and loss ... is well worth the wait.

    Independent
  • [A] powerful debut exploring migration, identity and racial prejudice.

    Mail on Sunday
  • Rightfully tipped for greatness.

    Sunday Times

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